I always hated prog rock - all those guys with greasy hair, singing about pixie battles in space. I read a review of Muse's latest album, saying it was "the future of prog", and it turned me off.
But once I got to hear "Black Holes and Revelations", I was swept away. I can see why people call it progressive - big, sweeping synthesizer noises, lyrics that sound sci-fi-y, mad guitars. But it's not self-indulgent like prog rock. It's got attitude, attack, a sneery sense of humor. Think Radiohead after one too many espressos and you might have an idea. Is this prog/punk fusion the future of rock 'n' roll?